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History of European drama and theatre

Author: Erika Fischer-Lichte
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2002.
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Publisher's description: This major study reconstructs the vast history of European Drama from Greek tragedy through to 20th century theatre, focusing on the subject of identity. Throughout history, drama has performed and represented political, religious, national, ethnic, class-related, gendered, and individual concepts of identity. Anyone interested in theatre throughout history and today will find this an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Erika Fischer-Lichte
ISBN: 0415180597 9780415180597 0415180600 9780415180603 9780203450888 0203450884
OCLC Number: 47074698
Language Note: Translated into English.
Description: x, 396 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Theatre and identity: theatre as a liminal space --
1. Ritual Theatre. The tragic hero. The magic body --
2. Theatrum Vitae Humanae. Theatre as laboratory --
man as experiment. The seducer, the martyr and the fool --
theatrical archetypes in the Siglo de Oro. Mask and mirror. From the theatrical to social role-play --
3. The Rise of the Middle Classes and the Theatre of Illusion. The middle-class family. The mutilated individual. Symbol of the species --
4. Dramatising the Identity Crisis. The enigmatic personality. Identity and history. The fall of the bourgeois myths. The completion and end of the bourgeois theatre of illusion --
5. Theatre of the 'New' Man. The re-theatricalisation of theatre as negation of the individual. Beyond the individual. Dismemberment and rebirth.
Other Titles: Geschichte des Dramas.
Responsibility: Erika Fischer-Lichte ; translated by Jo Riley.
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"No other book currently available in English comes close to presenting the information contained here in as comprehensice a fashion...this is an excellent resource.."-"Library Journal, March 2002

 
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